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Africa: Country-wise passenger rail traffic [free access]

August 1, 2017

The total passenger rail traffic in Africa declined from 63.8 billion passenger-km during 2015 to 23 billion passenger-km during 2016. Africa accounted for one per cent of the total world passenger traffic (passenger-km) in 2016 as against 2 per cent in 2015. The following table provides information on the passenger rail traffic in African countries (both passenger carried and passenger-km).

 

Table: Country-wise passenger rail traffic by end-2015 and end-2016

Country

Railway company

Passengers carried (million)

Passenger-km (PKM)

(million)

2015

2016

2015

2016

Algeria

Société Nationale des Transports Ferroviaires (SNTF)

36.22

36.22

1,269

1,269

Botswana

Botswana Railways (BOR)

0.40

0.40

NA

NA

Burkina Faso

SOPAFER-B

 -

 -

 -

 -

Cameroon

Camrail

1.49

1.49

494

495

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Congo (SNCC)

0.02

0.05

16

28

Egypt

Egyptian National Railways (ENR)

451.06

 -

40,837

 -

Gabon

Société d’Exploitation du Transgabonais

Associate Member (SETRAG)

0.24

0.28

112

127

Ivory Coast

Société Ivoirienne de gestion du Patrimoine Ferroviaire (SIPF)

 -

 -

 -

 -

Madagascar

Madagascar Railways (MADARAIL)

0.07

0.07

NA

NA

Mauritania

Société nationale industrielle et minière (SNIM)

 -

 -

 -

 -

Morocco

Office Nationale des Chemins de Fer (ONCF)

31

40.00

4,398

5,507

Mozambique

CFMZ

3.91

3.91

246

246

Republic of the Congo

Chemin de fer Congo-Océan (CFCO)

0.52

0.52

266

266

South Africa

South Africa Commuters Corporation (SARCC)

530

530

13,865

13,865

Transnet

 -

 -

 -

 -

Sudan

Sudan Railways Corporation (SRC)

0.19

 -

81

 -

Swaziland

Swazi Rail

 -

 -

 -

 -

Tanzania

Tanzania Railways Corporation  (TRC)

NA

NA

NA

NA

Tanzania Zambia Railway (TZR)

0.77

 -

NA

 -

Tunisia

Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Tunisiens (SNCFT)

37.34

40.95

1,246

1,235

Total

 

1,093.23

653.89

62,830

23,038

NA: Not available
Source: International Union of Railways (UIC)